Early Summer at Eden 2007

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16/06/07 Masses of colour and amazing growth in the gardens.

 

16/06/07 Pale Purple Coneflower, herbalists use the root and leaf as an immune-stimulant.

 

16/06/07 Just a glimpse of The Seed in it's new home - viewing will be open to the public next week.  There is a recycling display in the Core featuring some clever ides.

 

16/06/07 Some ides for recycling and making use of what most on us throw a way.

 

11/06/07 The Seed starts it's journey to the Core followed by a huge procession of

School children and drummers. Tim Smit, slightly concerned as Peter  (the Seeds sculptor), said, "I thought I heard it creak....only joking".

 

11/06/07 It was a carnival atmosphere as the amazing creations built by the school children paraded their way down to the Core.

 

11/06/07 A bear made entirely from plastic shopping bags.

 

11/06/07 Sea creatures and jungle animals.

 

11/06/07 Huge bugs also featured and everyone joined in the fun.

 

11/06/07 The procession came to a halt, The excitement can be seen on Tim's face as the Seed was about to reach it's destination.

 

11/06/07 The procession turned  left as the Seed went on down to the Core to be made ready for lifting. Everyone eventually arriving in the Arena.

 

11/06/07 Tim thanked everyone for the huge effort in making all the costumes and artwork.

 

11/06/07 Here it is being shackled up before and we have lift off.

 

11/06/07 It was very difficult to get a clear view, due to the amount of people there but as soon as the Seed was in the air everyone could see.

 

11/06/07 On it's way down slowly into the Core.

 

11/06/07 The Seed is nearly in place.

 

10/06/07 Now that's what I call a crane, and it's all ready to raise and lower the Seed into the Core.  This should happen at about 11am tomorrow.

 

10/06/07 Here it is bound in rubber and steel and breaking the back of a low loader lorry. A fairly simple task of lifting a 70 tonnes Rock Seed over the Core and lowering it into the centre with inches to spare, come and see the lowering tomorrow at 11 am.  There will be a procession  of school children who will follow the seed down to the Core starting 10am site open 8.30.

 

05/06/07 Seen here on Eden's viewing platform is David Row, (Head of Press and PR for Eden) enjoying the warm summer afternoon.

 

05/06/07 'Say it with Flowers' display in the Med Biome.

 

05/06/07 Strawberries, these takes me back to my roots at Tiptree in Essex.  The ickier forest reaches for the sky.

 

05/06/07  The replanting by the Grand steps for the summer season.

 

05/06/07 Doing amazingly well are some of the semi-hardy plants.  Mechanical Theatre get a roof, I haven't seen that sort of flat roofing before, must be recycled materials.

 

31/05/07 Eden's covered walkway.               Progress on the Mechanical Theatre.

 

31/05/07 Picnicking by the weee-man exhibit.  Pedal power motor racing in the Dome tent.

 

31/05/07 Entrance to the 'Edge' exhibition on the stage area, here you can have your picture taken as an Earthling and discover what the Edge is all about. 

 

31/05/07 Energy saving home, wind turbine and water recycling.

 

31/05/07 Plans and drawing about the 'Edge'.  What would you like to be remembered for?

 

31/05/07 Bottle brush, in red and white.

 

31/05/07 The flower stall, also Peaches and Poppy's in the Med Biome.

 

31/05/07 An abundance of summer flowers in the Eden gardens.

 

22/05/07 The covered walkway surrounded by flowers. The Street an avenue of blossom.

 

22/05/07 Mauve is the colour, and Iris is the plant at Chelsea this year, here at Eden behind the Core is a wonderful display, definitely a Gold medal.

 

22/05/07 Summer flowers at Eden.

 

22/05/07 Purple Viper's bugloss and Peaches and Poppy's in the Med Biome.

 

22/05/07 Find the fish when you visit Eden? Clematis, enjoying the sun.

  

22/05/07 Potatoes and lettuce on the allotment.

 

22/05/07 No visit to Eden would be complete without bumping into Dublin.

 

15/05/07 Eden's entrance to the covered walkway.  Small queues can still form at peak times but the check-in procedure is now much more efficient than it used to be.

 

15/05/07 Mechanical Theatre in the background with the new allotment growing fruit and vegetables in the foreground.  

 

15/05/07 As spring flowers give way to summer ones, clouds overhead bring some welcome rain to all growing things.

 

15/05/07 The Green Team are keeping the garden tidy in between showers!

 

15/05/07 In the Med Biome poppy's are in bloom, as are many other plants.

 

15/05/07 A new exhibit in the Med Biome,  new ways of growing things and saving water even getting fresh water from sea water using solar heating.

 

15/05/07 Capillary tables is another way to get water to the plants.  Dragon Arum is in flower and although presenting an amazing display unfortunately doesn't smell too pleasant.

 

15/05/07 A new exhibition starting on the 26th May on the stage area.

 

01/05/07 The 1st of May and a brilliant blue sky greets today's visitors to Eden.

 

01/05/07 Jill's vegetable garden looking neat and tidy. A willow arch, part of the new Banrock Station garden.

 

01/05/07 Dublin showing his strength here.

 

01/05/07 Mechanical Theatre build progress.  Newly hatched ducklings enjoying the day.

 

27/04/07 After spending the daylight hours enjoying everything Eden has to offer, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Anne Swithenbank ascended to The Gallery where she gave the Friends of Eden an informative talk about 'Summer Gardening'.

 

24/04/07 Still masses of tulips in bloom on the Eden street and the Banrock Station Garden is taking shape quickly.

 

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